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Old 03-04-2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by portyansky
Edit, did a little digging... Tamiya 53890 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FVSEARCH=53890

Your my hero! Thanks for the search. I had no idea what to look for.
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tiko, nice bodies.
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Originally Posted by trerc
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Associated-TC5

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ve-Pin-Clips-4

There's a couple, as mentioned, most touring cars use these now, back in the day we use to drive the pin out of the axle and use weedeater string, it worked just as well.
Sorry for the double posts, but now I see how these work and why you need to mill the slot open to accept them. Will the ones listed above from AMain fit on the Tamiya mini axle? Thanks again for the info guys!

Hey Tiko, what bodies are those? Nice paint!
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by trerc
[url]There's a couple, as mentioned, most touring cars use these now, back in the day we use to drive the pin out of the axle and use weedeater string, it worked just as well.
Brilliant!!! as our european friends would say.....

I may just have to give this a go. Seems a lot easier than milling out the diff cups with a dremel and cut off wheel. A assume you secure the string with a little super glue.

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by portyansky
1 guy is running a HPI porsche body here and 2 guys are running the datsuns on their m05. I believe the porsche is a small chassis and the datsuns are the med.

On a side not......

These are the numbers i just pulled off one of my 3 race used silver cans.
2v 1.06 6450rpm
5v 1.21 16350 rpm
7.2v 1.36 23400 rpm
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I am running a HPI Datsun 510 body on my 03L (now it is an 03m).. it sits a little high in the front as it rests on the servo mount..... but it not terible looking, and there is one or 2 others running them on thier Mo5 also at the medium length....they fit very nice and I have not had any trouble with them breaking
Do you guys know if you have to change the body posts or if there is any
other mods needed to mount the 510 body on a m05?
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Originally Posted by woodys3b
Brilliant!!! as our european friends would say.....

I may just have to give this a go. Seems a lot easier than milling out the diff cups with a dremel and cut off wheel. A assume you secure the string with a little super glue.

Andy
No, just use string slightly larger than the pin and trim the end so u can get it started then just pull through with pliers and give it a trim, works like a charm, last forever, so do drive cups.
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Originally Posted by rccartips
tiko, nice bodies.
Thanks I appreciate that nothing fancy just simple and clean
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TCS legal ???????
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Originally Posted by Bad-Andy
I just ran across another site that will be my #1 Mini parts site from now on. MyAtomic.com out of Ft. Wayne, IN. The cheapest prices on various parts I've found and free 1st class hipping on all orders of $25 or more. Just placed my 2nd order in a week with them.
Wow, great find Andy.

I'll be jumping on this band wagon for sure.

I'm still waiting for my parts to come from Horrizon and RC-Mart. Maybe the postal gods will be good to me tomorrow.

How is it that UPS can get something from California to Michigan in 3 days but it take a week and a half for the US postal service to get something here from one state over. Priority mail my ass
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Originally Posted by JustMe2
Sorry for the double posts, but now I see how these work and why you need to mill the slot open to accept them. Will the ones listed above from AMain fit on the Tamiya mini axle? Thanks again for the info guys!

Hey Tiko, what bodies are those? Nice paint!
X-ray ones will. I used these since there were some in the spare parts box. The TC5 should work also. The Tamiya ones are slightly smaller so probably will be a much better fit.

Look, I only go thru all this hassle cause the M05 ball diff does not create any level of confidence. That little 2x25mm diff screw worries me and the outdrives seem to be very soft from the ones I've seen. Tamiya is selling them, the screw, nut and nut holder, for $6. It shouldn't cost them more than 30 cents. Somehow that just doesn't seem right. Nothing against them making a profit, but -------
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Originally Posted by Clayton
Do you guys know if you have to change the body posts or if there is any
other mods needed to mount the 510 body on a m05?
Clayton ,

I was told previously that they didn't fit. Yet it appears as though they do....
As they are MWB, I would buy one for sure. If you find them locally , let me know.
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Originally Posted by tiko
2 new bodies for the next TCS race.
SWEET!!!!
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Originally Posted by fleetmaster
Clayton ,

I was told previously that they didn't fit. Yet it appears as though they do....
As they are MWB, I would buy one for sure. If you find them locally , let me know.
Hi Fleety, when you had your 1200 body did you use standard body posts?
i might phone around & see if a can find a hpi body, if it works out i'll let
you know.
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Originally Posted by timmig
SWEET!!!!
Hey thanks Timmig, do you still run 5th scales the guy that wanted to buy my FG changed his mind. Also I finished putting my Associated 12R5 but I havenít had a chance to take it for a spin. I like to take it to a track with other 12 scaleís that way I can ask for some help on set-up and things. This is my 1st 12 scale car and I need all the help that I can get.
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Yeah-- I race 1/5 scale---I"ve got a couple of guys looking for cars. I don't recall what you've got. But bring your 1/12 down to Westcoast next Tuesday and we'll work on it!! I've got mine working okay--still need to make some adjustments but it's getting there.
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